iPhone 12 Pro
iPhone 12 Pro
Finally, the wait is over! The iPhone 12 is here with an even more refined design and a better processing power. It offers all the great qualities a smartphone should have, alongside an incredible quality! iPhone 12 Pro pushes the boundaries even more with a spectacular camera setup and an even more high-end technology.
Design & Display
The design of the iPhone 12 Pro is elegant and well-executed, as always! This iPhone weighs 189 grams and measures 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm. The screen is 6.1 inches, Super Retina XDR display that has a 2532 x 1170 px resolution with 460 PPI. The frame is aluminum with a Ceramic Shield front and a Glass back, which clearly makes it the toughest smartphone there is by giving you a 4x better drop performance.
All this plus its fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating leads to an unbelievable IP68 standard under IEC standard 60529, which makes it resistant to scratches, splash, dust, and water up to 6m for 30 minutes.
The iPhone 12 Pro uses a Super Retina XDR display that supports Dolby Vision, HDR10, and Wide Color Range for a lifelike experience.
The XDR means extreme Dynamic Range. As a result, the new screens are much brighter and deliver a high dynamic range as you have never seen before. Overall this iOS provides the smoothest user experience ever.
The display supports Wide Color Gamut, which gives you outstanding color accuracy. It also supports HDR10 for a lightning-fast touch response, super-smooth graphics, and cinema-quality videos. This screen is definitely the best display iPhone has offered up to this date.
The colors that this phone comes in are Silver, Graphite, Gold, and Pacific Blue.
Internal design, UI and Performance
The operating system on the iPhone 12 is iOS 14, which is the most personal and secure operating system in the world. It comes with unbelievable privacy protection and offers a lot of amazing and powerful features.
The Chipset used in this device is the A14 Bionic chip. It is the fastest and most powerful chip around and is capable of crunching trillions of operations on the Neural Engine.
As for the storage, the iPhone 12 pro offers the option of 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB.
Apple has made a lot of breakthroughs in camera setup over the years, and this time is no exception. The iPhone 12 Pro has a 12MP ultra-wide lens with a 120° field of view that comes with a 5-element lens and Lens correction.
Then, there is a 12MP wide-angle lens with 100% Focus Pixels, 7-element lens, and OIS. The low-light performance has improved for both photos and videos by 27%. This camera offers Optical image stabilization and high-quality images that are sharp, detailed, and noise-free.
The Pro camera setup takes photography in poor lighting conditions to a whole new world with its 12MP telephoto lens that has a 52mm focal length for 4X optical zoom. It offers high-quality, detailed close-ups. Some of its features are 2x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out, 4x optical zoom range, Digital zoom up to 10x, Focus Pixels, 6-element lens, OIS, and Dolby vision recording that offers to 60 times more colors.
And last but not least, the selfie camera is a True Depth 12 MP camera that supports a lot of features listed below.
All cameras deliver a detailed level of consistency in colors, along with impressive quality, high dynamic range, and a fantastic overall performance.
There is an immense leap to HDR10 recording, enabling you to capture700 million colors for incredible lifelike videos.
Recording in Dolby Vision is a huge game-changer. It is in fact the format used by film studios for making movies. You can even use AirPlay to show everybody whatever you have captured on the big screen of your home!
LiDAR technology is a life-changing feature that even NASA is using. It delivers up to 6x faster autofocus in low light and can create a depth map of everywhere by measuring the time that takes for light to reflect from objects. This feature is super helpful. For example, it is a big help for shopping online. With this technology, AR apps can show you how a shoe fits on you! Also, it improves autofocus speed up to 6x in poor lighting environments while capturing images and videos.
The Night mode is better than it has ever been before! You can capture outstanding low-light shots, anywhere with highly-detailed and sharp quality. Also, you can take Night mode time lapse videos for the first time ever that opens a lot of new doors to you! The amazing automatic night mode is a great addition that offers clear photos, even in poor lighting. You can even maximize the details by using Deep Fusion.
A very cool useful feature is Smart HDR 3 that balances the elements in a shot. It uses machine learning to recognize scenes. It can adjust sharpness, color, and white balance while retaining the quality of the images.
With iPhone 12 pro’s new features, the future is here! iPhone 12 Pro is the first camera that allows you to record 4K HDR videos with Dolby Vision. You get to have a cinematic experience as iPhone 12 pro enables you to send your images and videos to your TV with AirPlay7 to see all that color and detail.
A Quick Take video mode lets you automatically record videos with subject tracking by using Audio Zoom; you can match the audio to the video framing for a more dynamic sound.
The expanded dynamic range across all videos is amazingly impressive, and you can switch smoothly during recording, which is great. The cinematic video stabilization optically and digitally stabilizes your videos.
There is also the portrait mode or Live Focus with advanced bokeh and Depth Control that features a lot of effects and can be used for both pictures and videos.
True Tone is another feature that uses the ambient light sensor to detect the lighting in a room and is even brighter this time. Then, it adjusts the color temperature and intensity for a more life-like and natural experience.
You can shoot immersive 4k videos at 60fps with high dynamic range and cinematic video stabilization, which work quite well.
The iPhone 12 has a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery that gives you 65 hours of Audio Playback. It supports fast charging allowing your phone to be charged up to 50 percent in just 30 minutes.
It also supports MagSafe wireless charging up to 15W and Qi wireless charging up to 7.5W. The phone has magnets around the wireless charging coils. Therefore it can properly align with MagSafe accessories.
In order to reduce carbon footprints, the packages are smaller now, and the rarely used power adapter and EarPods have been removed. Instead, there is a fast charging USB C to Lightning cable.
This process, alongside a transition to renewable energy by Apple’s manufacturing partners, eliminates ‘’over 2 million metric tons of carbon emissions annually’’.
The iPhone 12 Pro supports spatial audio, Dolby Atmos sound, and has stereo speakers, putting it among the loudest iPhones ever. The speakers are loud, with excellent sound quality.
iPhone 12 features sensors like accelerometer, Three axis gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, NFC, Ambient light sensor, Siri natural language commands and dictation, haptic touch, AR and FaceTime video HD calling.
It also features Face ID Enabled by TrueDepth camera for facial recognition. The True Depth camera has a wider lens. Therefore, the face ID works at wider angles. You can also add a second face, in case necessary.
As always, apple comes with another fantastic breakthrough innovation. Adding 5G connectivity support is one of the most exciting features of Apple yet. iPhone 12 Pro delivers superfast connectivity for a faster experience with much fewer lagging. Now, downloading movies, streaming videos, or even face timing in HD quality is faster than ever. It offers more responsive gaming and Real-time interactivity.
Thanks to the groundbreaking 5G connectivity addition, you get to experience lower latency, less network congestion and an ultra-high network speed even in densely populated areas. 5G also protects your privacy as there is no need for you to connect to unknown public Wi-Fi or hotspots.
Last but not least, accessibility features have come to help people with disabilities enjoy the outstanding features of the iPhone 12 even more. The new iPhone offers built-in support for vision, hearing, mobility, and learning. Some features are Voice Control, Voice Over, Zoom, Magnifier, RTT and TTY support, Siri and Dictation, Type to Siri, Switch Control, Closed Captions, Assistive Touch, Speak Screen and Back Tap.
Apple's new iPhone 12 Pro is a ground-breaking device and an absolute powerhouse. Apple never fails to amaze the digital world, and this time is not an exception either. Fantastic upgrades, high quality and phenomenal performance put Apple in the spotlight once again.
Without further ado, it is safe to say that the iPhone 12 series are undoubtedly the phones to beat.
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G|
|Announced||2020, October 13|
|Dimensions||146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm (5.78 x 2.81 x 0.29 in)|
|Weight||189 g (6.67 oz)|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), stainless steel frame|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) - for China IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 mins) Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)|
|Type||Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, 800 nits (typ), 1200 nits (peak)|
|Resolution||1170 x 2532 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~460 ppi density)|
|Protection||Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating Dolby Vision Wide color gamut True-tone|
|Chipset||Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm)|
|Features||Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)|
|Video||4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, 10‑bit HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), stereo sound rec.|
|Quad||12 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS 12 MP, f/2.0, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.4", 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 2x optical zoom 12 MP, f/2.4, 120˚, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/3.6" TOF 3D LiDAR scanner (depth)|
|Video||4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS|
|Dual||12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6" SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS|
|USB||Lightning, USB 2.0|
|Sensors||Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer Siri natural language commands and dictation|
|Charging||Fast charging 18W, 50% in 30 min (advertised) USB Power Delivery 2.0 Qi fast wireless charging 15W|
|Music play||Up to 65 h|
|Colors||Silver, Graphite, Gold, Pacific Blue|